- So Okay, It's Average: While the game is largely considered to at least be free of any truly severe glitches and generally not an atrocious game, the fact that it barely adds anything new to the kart racer table while also being very lazy with its use of the Nickelodeon license and its many IPs makes for a very unexciting and homogeneous gaming experience.
- Tainted by the Preview: The roster being revealed to only have 12 characters did not go over well, considering that it was originally reported that the game would have 12 franchises - rather than merely 12 characters - represented.
- The Problem with Licensed Games: The game has been criticized for a lack of online multiplayer, the scant amount of Nicktoons represented (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), which somehow results in only 12 playable characters), no voice acting whatsoever, and uninspired gameplay. This trope is especially highlighted on the Switch, which is also home to Mario Kart 8.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The fact that the game chooses to only have twelve characters from only four Nicktoons and draw tracks only from said four Nicktoons in a Nickelodeon crossover kart racer in 2018 (when there are now more than 30+ Nicktoons to draw characters from compared to the >15 Nicktoons that there were in Nicktoons Racing back in 2001) is just such a huge waste of the extensive and versatile Nickelodeon license. Not even Nicktoons that were incredibly popular and/or still running at the time the game was released such as The Loud House were included.
YMMV / Nickelodeon Kart Racers